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ECON6912: Topics in Empirical Macroeconomics

2024 unit information

This unit provides an overview of structural modelling and structural estimation techniques for macroeconomic applications. The unit aims to provide students with the tools to empirically evaluate the causal effects of monetary and fiscal policy in macroeconomic data using the suite of models commonly employed by central banks.

Unit details and rules

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Code ECON6912
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702) and (ECON6003 or ECON6703) and (ECMT6002 or ECMT6702)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. List and explain the assumptions underlying linear regression models and some nonlinear models
  • LO2. Understand major econometric methods, including least squares, instrumental variable, 2SLS, and maximum likelihood
  • LO3. Interpret the estimates from the application of models
  • LO4. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various models and estimators
  • LO5. Apply appropriate models and estimators to real data sets using specialised econometric software.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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